EAST HOATHLY is a parish and village, 5 miles south-east from Uckfield, 8 north-east from Lewes, and 48 by road from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Shiplake hundred, Lewes county court district, archdeanery and rural deanery, rape of Pevensey, diocese of Chichester. A great part of Holland Park, the seat of the Pelham family, now only a farm house, is in this parish. The old church (name unknown) was, with the exception of the square old battlemented clock tower, which contains 5 bells, taken down in 1856, and a neat edifice erected, consisting of nave, chancel and porch. The living is a rectory, value £261 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Abergavenny, and held by Rev. Edward Langdale, M.A., of Jesus College, Cambridge. The Earl of Chichester is lord of the manor, and also one of the principal landowners; William Gilliat, Esq., is also a large landed proprietor. The area is 2.000 acres; the population in 1861 was 615. [Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867.]
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- Names from: Thomas Turner, The Diary of a Georgian Shopkeeper (East Hoathly, Sussex, spanning the period 1754-1765), indexed by Mike Foster.